Senator Ned Nwoko Advocates For ₦100,000 Minimum Wage For Nigerian Workers

Date: 12-06-2024 10:04 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Senator Ned Nwoko, representing the Delta North Senatorial District, has proposed ₦100,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. Speaking at a recent event in Abuja, Nwoko emphasized that anything less would be an affront to civil servants, as reported by SunNews.

Nwoko highlighted the myriad of issues plaguing Nigeria, from economic instability to security challenges, and stressed the necessity of a substantial minimum wage increase. "If you ask me about the minimum wage, I will say that, at least, everybody deserves a rise. Even if we say a hundred thousand naira, I think it is the ideal thing," he stated.

He further elaborated on the inadequacy of the proposed amount, questioning its purchasing power. "But look, what can a hundred thousand naira do for anybody? Tell me, how many bags of rice can that buy? How many fuel tanks can that fill? We have to be realistic about our economy."

Nwoko underscored the government's role in creating a conducive environment for business and job creation, while also stressing the importance of a livable minimum wage. "It is not very good, to put it mildly, when people are paid a minimum wage that is abysmal and they are not able to achieve the basic needs of life," he remarked.

He concluded by reiterating that a minimum wage of ₦100,000 should be the starting point for discussions. "That kind of amount should be what we should be looking at. Anything less than that is an insult on the civil servant," Nwoko asserted.


Posted: at 12-06-2024 10:04 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- taypetdun at 12-06-2024 10:16 PM (1 month ago)
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Ned, you have  made a  fairly point not pig head Akpabio who said we are all labourers
Posted: at 12-06-2024 10:16 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 13-06-2024 12:16 AM (1 month ago)
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100k should be ok for them for now!! it is not a must to buy bad of rice!1 that 50kg.. 5kg or 10kg  should be ok for one month
Posted: at 13-06-2024 12:16 AM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- Dopybadass at 13-06-2024 01:34 AM (1 month ago)
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Good point mr nwoko
Posted: at 13-06-2024 01:34 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kp45 at 13-06-2024 07:26 AM (1 month ago)
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Good enough but will the greedy ones allow it.
Posted: at 13-06-2024 07:26 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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